The iPhone X may be the talk of the town right now, but there’s already a very interesting rumor about Apple’s 2018 slate of iPhones. According to trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company’s looking to launch 3 handsets, just like this year.
There’s a twist though, since Apple may just abandon the iPhone 8 form factor for a border-free notch-happy design for all 3. One could be a direct sequel to the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, the second might turn out to be a 6.1-inch model with a LCD panel, and the third a 6.5-incher with an OLED display.
All 3 will probably go with a TrueDepth camera system, backing up previous claims that Touch ID would be replaced by Face ID across the board in 2018. Kuo believes that the OLED iPhone pair will boast of a higher ppi compared to the LCD one. The 5.8-inch version may stick to a 458ppi and the 6.5-inch one a 480ppi to 500ppi.
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In contrast, the 6.1-inch LCD model could get its hands on a 320ppi to 330ppi. It’s apparently being targeted at the low-end and mid-range markets, differing from the premium OLED options in terms of hardware and design specs. Kuo projects a $649 to $749 cost, a bit lower or higher than the 64GB iPhone 8’s $699 asking price.
As for OLED duo, it seems Apple is producing a second-gen iPhone X and a super-sized iPhone X Plus, with the biggest difference between the two being size. The asking rate isn’t out yet, but it’ll probably start at the same $999 and balloon up from there.
In good news for those worried about delays and low quantities, Kuo says that all 3 will launch without any delays next year since Apple’s supply chain will be a well-oiled machine by that point of time.